TheWellSet's Inaugural Street Style Review

TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review

There are two times a year that you will catch me clamoring through the slow-loading pages of fashion week street style shots. It's like sweating an addiction waiting for the next page to load. So many of what I see are inspirational and interesting in a way that my day-to-day choices are not. Of course these ladies are simply playing to their audience with their choices and not necessarily to real life limitations. That being said I'd like to kick off a new series I will lovingly call Street Style Review. 

Similar to my previous posts including the WTF Trend of the moment (remember the backwards blazer? Oh 2010, you shouldn't have.) I'd like to take a second to review some of the best and worst looks from the latest fashion weeks all over the globe. Images include NYFW, London, Paris, and Milan. You may see some of my commentary and think - wow, what a hater - well, I am no hater, but I am person with an opinion and a strong love for fashion. I just want consumers to be wary that these trends do not translate to the streets of Houston, Texas. 

PS. We are having a lovely time in London. The weather has been just dreamy and the city is even better than I imagined. There is so much to do and see that it is a bit overwhelming. Brad and I are also still getting our sea legs with the jet lag, but I am positive tomorrow will be better. Our hotel is right next to St. Paul's and the Millenium Bridge. We are staying at the Grange Hotel. I am running A Brand Strategy from here and so far, so good. More on London with pictures later this week. Promise! For now, please follow my Instagram @aftonbailygriffin for more. 

TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
Glamorous, understated layering at it's best. Gorgeous. 
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
Ah, the 90s. This outfit represents the absolute worst of that decade's trends. Sry. 
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
I love the monochromatic nature of this look. Understated chic without being boring. 
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
This to me is a literal reminder of why couture clothes should stay on the runway. She's struggling to do the easiest task ever in those sleeves. No thanks.
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
She manages to hit every trend on the books and only feel a teeny bit like she's trying too hard. Overall she nailed it whilst (see what I did there? London!) looking super cool too. 
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
There were a lot of gals that went full on underpants dance this year. Def NSFW.
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
I love the mix of the textures and the use of the blue pattern in two places. The culottes trend is flattering on no one anywhere, but this chick manages to make them look interesting. 
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
These 3 ladies were seen a lot of places and their hats were part of the shtick, but overall a resounding NOPE.
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
Ok, ok, this one DOES toe the line, but where else in the world could one wear this and get this legit picture?
Answer: No where but here. Ps. Is that you Brooke Candy?
TheWellSet.com's Inaugural Street Style Review
Is it just me or did she run out of the house and leave a few buttons undone?
This vato look is a resounding NO. Even with those abs.


Fall Fashion 2014 Must Haves Continued: FOREVER PLAID

Fall Fashion 2014 Must Have: PLAID on thewellset.com

Vest // Skirt // Jacket // Blouse // Pants // Heels // Sandals // Toms

Happy first day of fall! 

Ok, it's not officially that day, but it is the first day it has felt that way in Houston so far. With mornings in the 50s what else could you want? To win the lottery? I'll give you that.

In keeping with my favorite shopping season of the year (F-A-L-L) here is my latest installment of Fall Must Haves. Check out my picks for fringe and gray wears here and here

We are counting down the days to our European vacation, but in the meantime I have a list a half mile long of to-do's before we go. I do plan to have my cell phone on me and will work the first two weeks. Not sure how much work will be getting done, but there is something to be said about working remotely - even if it is in a super distracting place. Ah, just breath! Let it go!

Work is going great. Had a blast speaking to the University of Houston American Marketing Association folks last week. Other than that we enjoyed traveling to the Texas State Fair and the TX OU game, watching a ton of fall fresh TV (hello Homeland and How to Get Away with Murder!), and just spending time with friends (we will miss you, Maz!). Hopefully your fall is going great too!

Please enjoy this little ditty by George Ezra that I cannot get enough of...